Barrett Company Partners with Green Roof Company Furbish:
New partnership offers improved vegetated roof stormwater management
September 10th, 2015
Waterproofing specialist Barrett Company has announced a partnership with emerging green roof company Furbish to offer single-source warrantied solutions for high-volume stormwater retention green roofs. This comes after increasing interest in the Mid-Atlantic market for EcoCline™, Furbish’s latest innovation that manages rooftop stormwater in less than half the weight and less than half the depth of green roofs in the U.S. market.
Barrett is a national provider of high-performance waterproofing, roofing and vegetated roof systems. When a vegetated roof becomes part of a building program, balancing the competing functional demands of sustainable design and design economies can be challenging. Together, Barrett and Furbish provide a seamless single-source system of reliable, time-proven waterproofing, high-volume stormwater retention, and energy efficiency at reasonable cost.
EcoCline was developed by Furbish, a living systems company becoming renowned for its disruptive innovations in green roofing and green structure design. What EcoCline does is expand green roofing capabilities by offering flexible profile options that have highly efficient stormwater retention management and guaranteed vegetation sustainability in lightweight configurations. Furthermore, EcoCline eliminates the need for permanent irrigation.
What makes for a good culture fit between Barrett and Furbish is that both companies are environmentally conscious, and design unique assemblies with high recycling content and very low carbon footprint. What makes them a good fit for the expanding green roof market is their ability to custom design and fit large-scale green roofing systems that are lightweight, quickly and easily installed, and require little maintenance. Their combined expertise makes lightweight, high-volume water retention that is remarkable and attractive to architects and building owners.
What building owners, architects and developers want is trustworthy waterproofing. True “waterproofing” requires the membrane to retain its watertight integrity by preventing the passage of liquid under dynamic, or intermittent hydrostatic pressure. Backed with 90 years of waterproofing expertise, Barrett offers two time-proven systems: Ram-Tough 250 Rubberized Asphalt Membranes and Black Pearl® Waterproofing Systems. With 20 years of green roofing experience, Furbish provides EcoCline’s uniquely designed integrative systems with mineral wool. What’s even more appealing is that Barrett and Furbish easily install systems on existing structures that have limited roof structural capacity and retrofit existing buildings. What was once thought implausible, Barrett and Furbish systems make possible retaining 1-inch of water with only a 13 pound load per square foot.
The Barrett-EcoCline assemblies are offered with up to a 25-year single-source labor and materials warranty, which covers waterproofing, thermal performance, overburden removal, a 10-year concrete paver warranty and a renewable 5-year vegetation warranty.
The demand for green roofs is growing rapidly in the U.S. market due to their aesthetic appeal and positive impact on property values. More than that, however, it’s the ecological benefits like reduction of pollution caused by stormwater run-off, heat-island effect, exterior noise pollution, and increased carbon dioxide-to-oxygen conversion that attract buyers. Barrett and Furbish partnered with this in mind, that people want cleaner water and energy-efficient buildings without the complications of overweight roofs.
“We are delighted to partner with Furbish and their innovative EcoCline systems and be able to offer the industry’s highest stormwater retention per inch, per dollar, per pound. Combined with the confidence inspired by Barrett Company’s long proven record of waterproofing success means we can offer innovative and cost-effective solutions to architects and developers and peace of mind to building owners for decades to come,” says Tim Barrett, President of Barrett Company.
About Barrett Company: Barrett Company was founded in 1928 and for five generations has been meeting the needs of its customers with high performance roofing and waterproofing systems. Based in Millington, NJ, Barrett has a very select national network of experienced contractors who have demonstrated their ability to do the job right. A national leader in evolving bitumen modification technology and design of high performance waterproofing and built-up roofing systems, Barrett branched out into green plazas (or “living roofs”) in 1972 and has decades of experience providing plazas, garden roofs and planted roofs. Company President Tim Barrett was one of the first to receive accreditation as a Green Roof Professional and a Registered Roof Consultant. More information about Barrett Company can be found at http://www.barrettroofs.com.
About Furbish: Furbish was founded in 2003 and is a leader in green roofs, with a partial focus in innovations that yield higher efficiencies in water retention and low maintenance. Based in Baltimore, MD, Furbish has the capacity to deliver vegetated roofs, biowalls and retaining walls anywhere in the U.S. Furbish has long-term experience and is an expert in the ecological environment. Furbish is making noticeable impact in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. markets as a participant and advocate of the Stormwater Retention Credit Trading Program in its efforts to reduce pollution in the Anacostia and Potomac Watersheds. More information about Furbish can be found at http://www.furbishco.com.